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The Job Search: Natalie Mok

Career Services
Sep. 15 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Prior to Lighthouse Labs, Natalie Mok was studying Computer Information and Systems Administration at BCIT and working in the automotive industry. Realizing that her passion was in web design and development, the Web Development Bootcamp at Lighthouse Labs was a natural fit to further her career. She is now a JavaScript (Ember) Developer at Later. She recently spoke with us to discuss her experience with the job search post-Bootcamp.

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Intro To... Matt Markic

Students
Sep. 12 2017
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Posted by
Alexandra Ali-Dib

Matt completed both our Part-Time Intro to Web Development course and our Web Development Bootcamp in Toronto. He is also a beloved part of the LHL family as a former Junior Web Development Intern of ours. Today, he is working as a Junior Developer at BuySellAds, where he is helping to develop an internal sales software solution. He also spends his spare time creating coding solutions for his parents’ dentistry practice. Read further to learn more about how he ended up taking the part-time course and how that led him to where he is today.

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Farts and Starts: The Story of Sam Meech-Ward’s First Successful App

General
Sep. 07 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Every iOS Developer dreams of having one of their apps do well on the Apple App Store. However, sometimes the most successful apps comes from the most unlikely ideas. Case in point, for our Head iOS Instructor Sam Meech-Ward, this dream became a reality with the release of his Burp and Fart Piano. Born from the mind of an 18-year old in 2010, the app has now seen six iterations and over 1.43 million downloads. We recently chatted with him to discuss the success of the app and some of the biggest lessons learned from the creation and upkeep of it.

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The Job Search: April Mulvey

Career Services
Aug. 31 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

April decided to take up coding as a hobby after growing dissatisfied with the challenges in her role managing a chiropractic clinic in Edmonton. That hobby quickly became a passion and she eventually enrolled in the Lighthouse Labs Web Development Bootcamp. Today, she is a Front-End Web Developer for Critical Mass in Calgary. She recently spoke with us to discuss her job search post-Bootcamp and to provide some advice for future alumni.

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The Job Search: Marc Maguire

Career Services
Aug. 28 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Now an iOS Developer at Rave inc. Marc Maguire previously worked as an Account Manager in the Marketing industry for six years. After taking a year off to travel the world with his wife, he decided to enroll in the Lighthouse Labs’ iOS Development Bootcamp to pursue his passion in application development. He recently spoke with us from his home in Waterloo, Ontario to discuss the job seeking process after Bootcamp and how it differed from his previous experience.

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Lighthouse Labs in Halifax: Canada’s New Tech Hotspot

Community
Aug. 21 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

In recent years, Halifax has been a hidden gem among Canada’s tech community. It recently became the country’s fifth biggest tech hub with organizations like Digital Nova Scotia, Volta Labs and Ladies Learning Code leading the way. Located at Volta Labs, we have been running our Web Development Bootcamp and Intro to Web Development course out of Halifax for almost a year and have hosted events in the community such as the popular Coders and Creators event. We have also had alumni graduate from our campuses across the country and move to Halifax to be a part of the tech scene. We recently spoke with Margaret MacAfee of Manifold, an exciting startup located in Halifax who has recently hired one of our graduates, and Dylan Mccrindle, a graduate of our iOS Development Bootcamp working in Halifax, to discuss the local tech scene.

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One Year After Bootcamp: Trevor Morrison

Students
Aug. 14 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Trevor is a graduate of the Lighthouse Labs Web Development Bootcamp in Victoria and is also a mentor for us. After transitioning from the public sector to tech, Trevor has found success in his new career as a Software Developer.

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Love Letter to our Mentors

Students
Jul. 12 2017
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Posted by
Rosy Lee

The expansive network of developers is absolutely key in how we deliver our unique brand of education. Just ask any of our alumni and nine times out of ten, they’ll say that “the mentors” were the most valuable part of their education experience.

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Intro to... Karolina Karas

Students
Jul. 06 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Karolina is an Account Manager at Go2mobi. She finished the Lighthouse Labs Intro to Web Development Course in July of 2016 and transitioned into the tech sector shortly after. She currently sits on the board of YYJ Tech Ladies, a community built to foster connections and mentorships for women in the Victoria tech community. Karolina is also an accomplished writer, having been published both locally and nationally in publications like the Globe and Mail.

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Save $500 dollars off our Bootcamp or Intro Course!

General
Jul. 04 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

You’ve done your research, you’ve filled out the application, your mouse has hovered over the button, but every time something holds you back from hitting apply. Well now is the time to say yes to coding! We’re here to help you save $500 on both our Bootcamps and Intro courses. Interested in Bootcamp? Check out details on our Early Bird Challenge. Interested in an Intro course, we’ve got a Part Time Course Discount for that.

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Introducing Free Bi-Weekly HTML & CSS Workshops!

Community
Jun. 26 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

We are very happy to announce that we will be hosting bi-weekly HTML & CSS workshops in our Vancouver and Toronto campuses throughout the summer.

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How To Be a Developer and Travel the World

General
Jun. 16 2017
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Posted by
Iskender Piyale-Sheard

Having a job that allows you to make your own hours and travel at the same time is pretty cool. But it’s not always easy. Let’s talk about how you can get started, some of the best resources you can take advantage of, and some things to watch out for.

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WWDC 2017: iOS Apps by Lighthouse Labs Students

Community
Jun. 07 2017
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Posted by
Alexandra Ali-Dib

Over the years, Lighthouse Labs has had many students go through the iOS Development Bootcamp and produce astounding iOS apps, some of which have been published to the app store! Here are a few notable ones.

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Digital Literacy

General
May. 31 2017
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Posted by
Don Burks

Given the pervasive level of technology in our everyday lives, it is more important than ever before that we pay attention to our digital literacy.

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Teacher Feature: Sam Meech-Ward

Community
May. 25 2017
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Sam is the Head Instructor for our iOS Development Bootcamp in Vancouver! When he's not teaching at Lighthouse, you can find him snowboarding in Whistler, lounging on Kits beach or supporting his strange habit of eating 5+ coconuts a day. Keep reading to learn a little more about Sam, his programming background and why he loves to teach.

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